ICDT 2019


: A Cognitive learning towards Artificial Intelligence

06 – 08 September 2019




Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road,  Patiala  (PUNJAB)


Collaborating Partner

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was established by an enactment of the State Legislature of Punjab (Act No. 12 of 2006). The University saw light of the day in a Heritage building, situated in the heart of the town, known as Mohindra Kothi. This complex incidentally was also a court complex during the erstwhile rulers of Patiala. The university was relocated in the present campus, in the back drop of lush green fields; which is a sprawling 50 acres; and is a zenith in architectural and technological innovation and vision, conforming to the twenty first century academic requirements of a professional institute.

Not only the infrastructure, the university in the last twelve years has created a niche amongst the top institutes, leave alone the law schools. It has been successful in imparting the best legal education and developing the overall personality of the students.

The air conditioned ultra-modern, three storied University library is equipped with Radio Frequency Identification technology. This fully computerized Wi-Fi library has on its shelves more than 34,163 volumes which include a comprehensive array of legal resources in both print and electronic formats. In addition to 109 periodicals, library’s prized collection includes online version of ‘LexisNexis India and Academics’, Manupatra, Westlaw India, SCC online, Hein Online, LII of India, Corporate Advisor and many more.

The auditorium of the university has a seating capacity of more than 1000; and conforms to the world standards of the Audio Visual Technology.

To facilitate research in specialized subjects, the university has also set up Centres of Advance Study at its campus. These are:

  • Centre for Advanced Study in Criminal Law (CASCL);
  • Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Advocacy (CCPLA);
  • Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH);
  • School of Agricultural Law and Economics (SALE);
  • Centre for Advanced Study in Labour Welfare (CASLW);
  • School of Social Sciences and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (SSSIS);
  • RGNUL Institute of Competitive Examination (RICE);
  • Centre for Advanced Study in Human Rights (CASIHR);
  • RGNUL Legal Aid Clinic (RLAC). RGNUL Enabling Unit (REU);
  • Centre for Advanced Study in Energy Laws (CASEL) and
  • Centre for Environmental Legal Studies (CELS)

We have a clear cut vision for the bright future of this great temple of learning. This will be our endeavor to be number one Law University not only in India but in Whole of Asian Continent. The University has already started working towards this noble mission and hope to fulfill it in near future.


Digital science means a radical transformation of the nature of science and innovation due to the integration of ICT in the research process and the internet culture of openness and sharing. It demands a radical and cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge, experiment, and get comfortable with failure. Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into different areas, fundamentally changing the way we operate and deliver value to stakeholders. This new digital landscape has gathered new tools and technologies and ranges of perspective on digital transformation not only in the education system, but also transform public services through various disruptions, to improvise the sustainable lifestyle using data, information and knowledge. These stimulus transformations accelerate productivity growth and are instrumental in addressing pressing challenges and harness skills to privacy, security and social interactions too.

New age Information and Knowledge Centers are struggling with conflicts over surveillance, secrecy and protection of intellectual freedom in the new paradigm shift which is privacy centric. For effective digital transformation implementation, it is important it should be inclusive, coherent and a holistic approach towards digital rights policy proficient with meteoric pace of changes. Digital preservation is a formal endeavor to ensure that digital information of continuing value remains accessible and usable. It combines with three commissions together and integrates such as Policies, Strategies and Actions to fortify access to reformatted and born digital content.

This international conference is organised for the discussion and considerations on the issues/problems emerging out in relevance to digital transformation as many sectors of Research and Knowledge industries are still at the early stages of such profound transformation.


Digital technology has transformed the landscape of engagement, libraries and information centres in such a way that impacts every area of knowledge operation. This means managing transition to a digitally driven model isn’t just critical to accelerate speed of information services but it’s crucial to knowledge survival. The top three reasons digital transformation is so important in research and information industries are:

Digital Race – Publication Companies are under ever increasing pressure to compete digitally, and long established business models are being disrupted by “born digital” start-ups. This competition needs to be cope by various library centers for update their clienteles.

Accelerating Change – The history of technology, accelerating change is a perceived increase in the rate of technological change throughout history, which may suggest faster and more profound change in the future and may or may not be accompanied by equally profound social and cultural change.

Change in Outlooks – Researchers and other patrons expect a good experience across all touch points, a library manager must ensure their interactions are seamless and exceptional.

Access to Knowledge – Information is for Anyone, Anywhere and Anywhere. The revolutionary change in the content, context and technology. Libraries need to work 24X7 outside the wall to facilitate fast and expedite services to its clienteles.


  • To discuss the rising contemporary issues related to digital distraction in information world
  • To discuss the issues related to data security and privacy in digital era
  • To get an exposure of various tools and techniques used in the digital transformation process
  • Increase opportunities to share innovative practices and concepts across the profession, nationally and                 internationally, and among all libraries.
  • Increase recognition of and support for experimentation with innovative and transformational ideas.
  • Help libraries and information centres make use of new and emerging technologies by promoting and                   supporting technological experimentation and innovation.
  • Increase leadership development and training opportunities designed to support the ongoing transformation          of libraries.


  • Digital Transformation of Information and its impact on Society
  • Preservation Issues of Scholarly Literature in Digital Era
  • Policies, Rules and Regulations framed for handling digital born and digital converted scholarly information.
  • Privacy Issues arisen using digital information platform.
  • Copyrights and licensing issues of digital contents
  • Knowledge management and Role of MOOCs in Education
  • Trans border flow of information in digital aeon.


  • Jurist and Judicial Officers.
  • International Speakers having sound knowledge and expertise in digital information management, social media and other       relevant issues.
  • Ministers/ Policy Makers from Concern Ministries; Government of India Experts/Higher Officials from Various Ministries.
  • Professors and working professionals having deep concern about issues like copyrights, privacy, and digital right                     management and so on.
  • Leading Librarians and Information Scientist doing marvelous in the field of digital information management and                     dissemination.
  • Young Professionals from India and Abroad with sharp visions about the conference themes and motto.


At the ICDT, we expose and explore the newest and greatest challenges related to the application of emerging technologies today. The event will include:

  • Provocative keynotes by pioneers in emerging technologies.
  • A panel of leaders in digital transformation from India and abroad will share their experiences in this transformation journey.
  • A diverse crowd of over 700 Professors, IT Professionals, Information Science Practitioners, scholars and researchers, entrepreneurs, and students from       India and beyond.